Training Module – Interview Preparatory Kit                  Attributes            IMA02 – Posture         www.interviewma...
Importance of Posture in InterviewBody Language during the Interview is something Candidates tend to over look.Body langua...
Importance of Posture in InterviewSome of the factors that are important and which form an integral part of bodylanguage a...
Importance of Posture in InterviewLet’s look at the walk and Overall Posture.The Confident Walk: When you walk into an int...
What you can do [1/3]  Sit Upright : The best way to ensure that you do it perfectly is to make sure   your lower back to...
What you can do [2/3] Lean Forward (Slightly): At some points in the  interview do lean forward towards the interviewer  ...
What you can do [3/3]The confident walk: Please ensure that you are not carrying a back pack intothe interview room on you...
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Body Language during the Interview is something Candidates tend to over look. Body language is an integral part of any interview and it can make or break initial impression that the panel forms about the candidate. This can be controlled if the candidate is well aware of the factors he/she needs to look into as far as body language is concerned and avoid unconscious mistakes.

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  1. 1. Training Module – Interview Preparatory Kit Attributes IMA02 – Posture www.interviewmaster.in Contact us : info@interviewmaster.in
  2. 2. Importance of Posture in InterviewBody Language during the Interview is something Candidates tend to over look.Body language is an integral part of any interview and it can make or breakinitial impression that the panel forms about the candidate. This can becontrolled if the candidate is well aware of the factors he/she needs to look intoas far as body language is concerned and avoid unconscious mistakes.Body language which is a non verbal communication holds around 55%importance of weight in you interview followed by the tone of your voice whichholds around 38% importance or weight. You will be surprised to know thatverbal content only provides around 7% of the weight in your interview. Theseweights are nothing but the message that the interviewers interpret to form anall round impression about the candidate. Copyright © 2012 Interview Master | All rights reserved
  3. 3. Importance of Posture in InterviewSome of the factors that are important and which form an integral part of bodylanguage are: Handshake Confident walk Eye contact Overall Posture (Shoulders back, back straight and Head held up)All the above mentioned factors make up the entire posture aspect of theinterview. Handshake and Eye Contact are explained in IMA03 and IMA01respectively Copyright © 2012 Interview Master | All rights reserved
  4. 4. Importance of Posture in InterviewLet’s look at the walk and Overall Posture.The Confident Walk: When you walk into an interview room with shouldershigh, straight back and head held up it conveys a positive image about thecandidate. But you should make sure you don’t overdo it and come across as anarrogant person. The confident walk should be followed by a warm handshakeand a smile to everyone in the panel.Overall Posture: The posture that you maintain during the interview is veryimportant and can convey your level of confidence at different stages in theinterview. Right from the time you walk in till the time you leave the room youposture conveys lot of signals to the interview panel. Given below are few tipsfor ensuring that you do not lose out when it comes to posture during theinterview. Copyright © 2012 Interview Master | All rights reserved
  5. 5. What you can do [1/3]  Sit Upright : The best way to ensure that you do it perfectly is to make sure your lower back touches chair. When you maintain the upright posture you come across as a confident and a comfortable person. Do not hunch down you may come across as a nervous person and a person with a low self esteem. Also avoid sitting on the edge of the chair, if you do that ten of course you may not have a perfect upright posture and you might also come across as a tense and nervous person.Tenseandnervousperson Copyright © 2012 Interview Master | All rights reserved
  6. 6. What you can do [2/3] Lean Forward (Slightly): At some points in the interview do lean forward towards the interviewer for about 10-15 degrees. Leaning forward sends across a message that you are both involved and interested in the entire process. Leaning sideways during the interview may send across a message you are not comfortable or you are nervous. Leaning backwards can send a message that you are too relaxed and casual about the entire process. Position your head: By tilting your head a little to one side you will come across as a friendly person. When you hold you head straight you do come across as a self assured and commanding type of person. Copyright © 2012 Interview Master | All rights reserved
  7. 7. What you can do [3/3]The confident walk: Please ensure that you are not carrying a back pack intothe interview room on your shoulders, carry it by your hand is you have to orthe best thing is leave it outside the room is possible. Walk with an uprightposture and a smile; also look at the panel while you walk into the room. Walkwith a sense of purpose that the interview is going to be cracked and you aregoing to get the job. Take wide steps, it suggests that you have a purpose andconfidence to be the right candidate for the job. Avoid hands in the pocket anddownward glance. One trick that has worked fine is imagining that you havewalked into such a room with an interview panel before the D Day, it isimportant that you feel confident inside this will definitely affect how you lookon the outside.Appearance or grooming: Please read out section on Grooming Copyright © 2012 Interview Master | All rights reserved
  8. 8. IMA02 – Posture Complete Copyright © 2012 Interview Master | All rights reserved

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